Art Works

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 28

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Namila heads to McClelland to meet Fiona Foley; a musician turned molecular biologist finds inspiration in the coronavirus genome; portraits of country pub patrons; and a visit to Broome Performing Arts Co.

Season 2, Episode 27

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A fashion designer makes a suit for Joan as Policewoman. A First Nations play shows queer teen love during colonisation. An artist plays a piano that is on fire, before another invites people to cure their ailments with art.

Season 2, Episode 26

4.0 12 x
Learn how Sydney Theatre Company created their latest work of "cine-theatre"; how sheds have been turned into unique music venues; about the art underpinning freestyle football; and about Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam.

Season 2, Episode 25

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Hear from the creator of the Aussie musical about fandom that has fostered its own devotees; a Canberra coin designer; and amateur musicians who performed with the WASO, as well as poems from the National Poetry Month Gala.

Season 2, Episode 24

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Artist Kathryn Del Barton talks about her debut feature film Blaze; we meet the now-Australia-based Zahra Elman, the first woman to win Afghan Star; and Sarah L'Estrange unpacks the winner of this year's Miles Franklin Award.

Season 2, Episode 23

4.0 10 x
Hosted by Namila Benson, Art Works is the ABC's weekly half-hour arts show sharing the most inspiring, surprising, and formative ways that Australian creatives are telling our stories today.

Season 2, Episode 22

3.0 20 x
It's Arts Week on Art Works! We check out a new stage adaptation of Looking for Alibrandi; head to Minjerribah to see Megan Cope build an oyster reef on Country; and explore National Gallery of Victoria's Queer exhibition.

Season 2, Episode 21

3.0 25 x
We meet the award-winning Back to Back Theatre; slow fashion designer Noah Johnson; and Koori artist S.J Norman, who takes us through his language reclamation work. We also visit experimental art and music fest Soft Centre.

Season 2, Episode 20

3.0 19 x
We head to Brisbane Street Art Festival, and find out about Jess Ribeiro's day job. We talk to theatre group Second Echo Ensemble about their latest show Outside Boy, before Miles Brown teaches us how to play the theremin.
Episodes expected soon

Season 2, Episode 29

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We visit Light at ACMI; meet graphic artist and activist Sam Wallman; go behind-the-scenes with Somebody's Daughter, the theatre company supporting women in and out of prison; plus, Fiona Hall & AJ King's MONA collaboration.